Monday, November 7, 2011

Quilt Show Countdown

Our guild is in the final week of our quilt show, which opens on Friday and runs through Saturday.  It's a busy, busy week.

You can find all the information about the show here on our website:  Brownstone Quilters .  If you come, be sure to say hello!

I pulled out this quilt that I finished in 2004 for the fall season.

Here and There Churn Dash.

I swapped churn dash blocks with my friend, Diane, of Persnickety Quilts.  Maybe she will post a photo of the quilt she made.  We used shirting prints and civil war reproduction fabrics.  Here is a close up of some of the blocks.

I machine quilted it with a feather border.

Plain small print backing and my label.

We were inspired to make this quilt when we saw this in Quilters Newsletter Magazine Jan/Feb. issue in 2002.

I'm continuing to make rag balls.  It's really easy when you trim away the batting and backing after attaching the binding. I also find it's a fun little "journal" of quilt backs.  My Abe quilt backings are the 2 on the left, and the pink one is from my Mother's Garden quilt.

Here is a new pile from my recently finished "A Passage to India" quilt that needs to be rolled and glued.

Saturdayday is the big drawing for our Raffle quilt, Friendship Garden.  I can't wait to see who wins this beautiful guild quilt.

I'll be back soon with photos from the show.  In the meantime, have a fun week!

p.s.  I never did get the "you might also like" button to work, but if you click on a label subject you will see the related posts.


Barb said...

That raffle quilt is awesome with that border!!

Taryn said...

I would love to visit your show just to see YOUR quilts! Whoever wins that raffle quilt is one lucky person.

Sue said...

Love your quilt Barb. Would also have liked to buy a ticket for your guild quilt, it's gorgeous!

Meredith said...

thank you for letting us know when the quilt show is and the link. I am going to try and get there. Quilt is adorable. Little or big I love that block.

Sujata Shah said...

Hi Barb!
I love your churn dash quilt. Your quilting looks amazing and loved the label that reads, "Illinois to new Jersey". What a great idea of swapping blocks and making memories! Makes me want to bring all my repros out of the box. I think I am ready for a traditional quilt.
That raffle quilt winner is going to be quite lucky.
Looks like I am not going to be able to make it to the show. I am really sad about that.

Mayleen said...

I like your version of the Chocolate Dreams quilt. In fact, the name makes me think of chocolate which is not a good thing right now. LOL Your guild raffle quilt is wonderful!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The raffle quilt is gorgeous. Love your churn dash... it's one of my favorite quilt blocks.

audrey said...

wonderful, wonderful quilt, love the oldish colors! your rag balls are a great idea, what a fun way to use up the leftovers.:)

Nifty Quilts said...

I LOVE your churn dash quilt! The fabrics you chose, the trade with a friend, your fine quilting, all make it a beautiful keepsake. The churn dash block is one of my favorites. Don't know why. It's just humble and friendly, somehow.

Janet said...

If you have a rag ball with trimmed ends from your Mother's garden quilt... does that mean it's finished!!! I can't wait to see it! I like your chocolate churn dash quilt - a fun project to swap blocks with a friend. I hope your guild show goes well.

Vivian said...

I really wish I lived close enough to attend your show, and I definitely would have stopped to say hello.
Your churn dash quilt is a classic. I enjoy the inspiration of quilts like that one from pictures (and no instructions) in my old magazines. It's fun just going for the look.
Your raffle quilt is lovely.

Lori said...

Love the churn dash and the dark background makes it so appealing!!

The raffle quilt is tops! I hope it raises a lot of money.

Thimbleanna said...

LOVE that churn dash quilt -- that's one of my favorite blocks. (Ok, I might say that about a lot of blocks -- I can't help it.) Can't wait to see the quilts from your guild show!

Maureen said...

Have fun, Barb. Checked out how far away you are and it's over 5 hours. Wish it was closer. Searched around your guild site and see that Gwen Marston is coming in April. Lucky you!
Love your churn dash! Unusual and wonderful with the black setting. Great feathers!

Browndirtcottage said...

I have always wanted to make a quilt using these darker colors. Your's is sooo appealing to me!! I guess I need to take a closer look at the darker colors in my stash...right???

Your guild raffle quilt is fabulous eye candy indeed!!!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful quilts, the churn dash swap is a treasure - great label). The raffle quilt is fabulous.
I may have to make some of the balls - great memories.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your churn dash quilt is stunning! The dark fabrics really set off the blocks. I love that you made it with friends and your label is SO cute!! Your Guild's raffle quilt is beautiful, whoever wins will be very lucky. Sounds like a busy weekend coming up for you. I'm sure everything will run smoothly and it'll be a successful show. Have lots of fun!!

Janet said...

I wish I could go to the show and then I could see your quilt in the flesh. It's beautiful.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I am so sad I can't make the show....but I am sure you will have a great time and be sure to show us lots of pictures.
Your quilt is so nice and I love the label.
You will be sure to call me when they pull my winning ticket? Have fun!!

Teresa Rawson said...

Churn Dash quilt have always charmed me...I love yours, set with deep chocolate brown (yum...chocolate...). Good luck with the show, and good luck to everyone who bought raffle tickets...I just want to apologize ahead of time for winning...hee-hee-hee!

I love those little rag balls...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Ann Champion said...

I love the richness of your churn dash. The quilting suits it perfectly...and that label is just darling!
I really like the rag balls They're like a scrapbook of past projects.
I wish I could have gone to your quilt show. I'm sure it was a good one. :)